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Global Resumes & Cover Letters: Finland

AUTHOR: Darlene Zambruski
POSTED: December 2, 2008 at 9:33 am


Resume Guidelines


1. List focus areas during upper secondary school/senior high, plus year of graduation.
2. Mention if you studied abroad.

Professional Experience:

1. Indicate whether work was part-time or full-time.
2. Explain all gaps in employment history.

Special Skills (include):

1. Language Skills
2. Computer Skills

Military Experience:

1. Compulsory in Finland, so include dates and all relevant details.

Interest/Hobbies (include): So that employer knows what you do outside of work

Format: Reverse chronological – begin with Education, then move on to Professional Experience and everything else after that (in that order)

Length: No longer than two pages

Cover Letter Guidelines

1. Position you’re applying for and why
2. Skills, experience, abilities that will be valuable to targeted company
3. Current position, responsibilities, organizational level, reporting structure, achievements, employer’s name
4. Ability to relocate, travel for business, future professional goals
5. If you are currently unemployed

Length and Format: No more than one page; A4 page setup rather than 8 ½” x 11”

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Darlene Zambruski is a resume writing expert and CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) with more than 13 years of industry experience. She has authored 10,000+ resumes in every industry and at every career level.

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